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Woodheads to raise funds for woodworking classes

On Monday, April 7, the Society of Woodheads Only (SOWHO), spearheaded by Jim Von Tellrop Jr., will gather once again at Powell’s Steamer Company and Pub in Placerville to raise funds for the woodworking classes at five local high schools. Celebrating its 10th year, this lively event features an array of generously donated auction items […]

Many special events at State Indian Museum

In honor of the annual Native American Heritage Month celebration that happens every November, the State Indian Museum is offering a series of special events and activities each weekend that celebrate and share the lasting heritage, traditions and contributions of Native Americans with the local community. The State Indian Museum will offer notable Basket Weaving […]

Feng Shui principals still working

With more listings and less buyers looking at homes this fall and winter, sellers may need to give a little more thought to making their homes more inviting to previewing buyers. Creating a WOW experience is a sure way sellers will get a higher price.  This last spring and early summer, it was less important. […]

‘New, working Board of Supervisors’

EDITOR: Yesterday, I took a day off work to attend my first 2013 El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting. I was pleasantly surprised by the new board of “working” supervisors who were doing their job of governing the direction of our county. I watched them get updated by CEDAC and asking all the right […]

Nutting a hardworking man

EDITOR: I have been following the progress of the Nutting lynching; it makes it clear that this is the way Placerville got its name in the gold era (Hangtown). I have been in business in El Dorado County since 1960. My father started the business (Halk Equipment Rentals) and prided himself at being an honest […]

Thanking those working for us

EDITOR: I just want to send a well deserved ‘Thank you’” to all law enforcement and fire department personnel, as well as first responders and all who help in time of disasters. What would we do without the road maintenance crews in times of adverse weather conditions? The public comes up with many different complaints about the road […]

Shop Small Saturday helps in so many ways

Sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is “Shop Small Saturday” on Saturday, Nov. 24. Shop Small is a nationwide movement to recognize and celebrate the contribution of small businesses to the national, state and local economy. People all over the nation are encouraged to support their local small businesses by shopping locally. “With the exception […]

Dog talk with Uncle Matty: Working with fear

Fearful dogs are tricky. They are to dog trainers what antique glass heirlooms are to UPS delivery people: special care and handling required. I’ve worked with the owners of many shy or fearful dogs, usually after these people spent years exacerbating the problem with their own misguided behavior: the weary woman who comes home to […]

Franckly speaking: Here’s a minority group to which many of us belong

This week Ive been reading a book that — whenever I mention it — people respond to and start talking. Its called “The Introvert Advantage” by Marti Olsen Laney. The subtitle is ”How to thrive in an extrovert world.” According to Laney, one in four Americans is an introvert. It’s interesting to think about whether […]

Stepping out: Chipotle Mexican Grill has many tasty menu choices

“You know how I feel about tacos. It’s the only food shaped like a smile.” — Spoken by the character Earl Hickey in “My Name is Earl,” (2006) Chipotle Mexican Grill A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that Chipotle had delivered a number of burritos to the folks at the newspaper to try, as […]

HUD reworking affordability index

New tool will provide homebuyers with a more accurate estimate of living costs WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it has awarded The Manhattan Strategies Group, LLC, and its subcontractor the Center for Neighborhood Technology a $3.2 million contract to create a national Housing and Transportation Affordability Index. The […]

El Dorado County has many resources

For the El Dorado County Commission on Aging, old age is nothing to fear — it is simply an opportunity to enjoy life and take advantage of all the resources El Dorado County has to offer. However, how can all of these opportunities be taken if it can sometimes be difficult just to access or […]

Thank you for supporting woodworking education

EDITOR: On behalf of the Society of Wood Heads Only and the Hardwood Lumber Distributors of the Greater Sacramento area, we wish to thank all those who helped contribute to our seventh annual fundraiser for the high school woodworking programs of El Dorado County. We received money and raffle prize donations from many of the […]

Working together is a successful venture

What: Art and Wine Festival Who: Mother Lode Rehabilitation Enterprises and Placerville Kiwanis Where: El Dorado County Fairgrounds, Mark D. Forni Building, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville When: Saturday, Jan. 22, 6 to 9 p.m. Cost: Tickets $30 each or $50 per couple Information: 530-622-4848 It is a new year and a great way to start […]

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Students stage mini ‘opera’ that teaches many lessons

A mini “opera” coming to Sacramento State is more than just a musical production — it’s also an educational project that reaches across several subject fields. “The Devil’s Highway” will be performed at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, in Capistrano Hall Room 151. It is based on Luis Alberto Urrea’s acclaimed book of the same […]

Collaboration and partnerships pay off in many ways

The need for healthcare services is in greater demand now than ever in the history of El Dorado County. For this reason the Nonprofit Partnership has joined hands in demonstrating how collaboration is a key component in providing resources during a challenging economy. ÒWith a combined experience of 303 years of serving El Dorado County, […]

Heard over the back fence: Lets help out all the hard-working teachers

Democrat staff writer It is a well-known fact that many teachers pay out of their own pockets for some school supplies. Local businesses Tony Matthews and Annieberries on Main Street in Placerville are collecting school supplies and backpacks to provide help for Schnell School students and homeless teenagers. The donations will be given to teachers […]

Its taking more time when working with todays homebuyers

Democrat columnist Working with homebuyers today is taking longer than it used to. My last sale was to a couple I had been working with for eight months. My new escrow is to a family I first met six months ago. From the time of my first meeting with a potential buyer until closing, can […]

Working for the voters

Elections matter and so do the people we elect. The indisputable evidence is the sheriffÕs race. There are now seven candidates, all well qualified, running to replace Sheriff Jeff Neves, who is retiring. Neves has done an outstanding job and is always open and available, often found at many local functions. There are those who […]

Cantare Chorale seeks new director

Dr. Jeff Nelson, artistic director of the Cantare Chorale, will be leaving the group at the end of this season in June.  The search for a new director is underway. Interested candidates should contact the group by calling 530-677-6964. Cantare Chorale of the Sierra Foothills is a community-based mixed chorus dedicated to bringing quality choral […]

Horoscope, Friday, April 18, 2104

Last Day of the Aries Sun This is Good Friday and the last day of the high-energy Aries sun. It’s time to slow down and approach life as a marathon instead of a sprinting race. If you think that your many responsibilities do not allow you the extravagance of doing something nice for yourself each […]

Woman, dog back from Oso

He may not look heroic — in fact, with the tug toy hanging from his mouth and his tongue hanging out, this German shepherd looks downright goofy. When his owner, Noreen McClintok, gives him the “search” command, however, the goofy animal is gone, replaced by a focused, intent dog who does not give up.

On April 8, Cai and McClintok, 63, returned from helping search for victims of the mudslide in Oso, Wash., as part of a California Rescue Dog Association (CARDA) team.

“Washington FEMA put out a call for cadaver dogs, “said McClintok, who lives in El Dorado Hills, “and CARDA responded right away.” McClintok said the search in Oso had changed from rescue to recovery within a day or two of the slide. “I can’t imagine what those first responders were confronted with. In 50 feet of mud, how do you start to look?”

“Our CARDA team had seven dogs and we drove up to Washington as a caravan. Two members of the team came all the way from San Bernardino,” said McClintok. “We got there on Thursday, April 2, and …”

El Dorado Builders’ Exchange: Building on trust for half a century

Did you know that there is an organization right here in El Dorado County that is looking out for consumers and contractors alike? If not, meet the El Dorado Builders’ Exchange. It was founded in 1959 and since that time, through all the changes and growth in this county, has stood the test of time, […]

Altshuler framing

EDITOR: Mr. Altshuler’s “Things I have learned” column on April 2, 2014 starts with 10 pedantic paragraphs about psychological framing cleverly designed to make a series of false claims seem credible. Among many specious claims consider that the “trillions of dollars” of Bush debt and the “trillion-dollar Clinton surplus” never happened. Measured in 2009 dollars, […]

Grizzly bear research may help human medicine

I’ve gained 5 pounds since last summer. My body mass index (BMI) is still fine, but I need to stop gaining to keep it that way. Grizzly bears put my weight gain to shame. In the late summer, they eat some 50,000 calories per day and gain more than 100 pounds. Then, when they hibernate, […]

Georgetown calls stage 2 drought

After a long meeting Tuesday night that included extensive audience input, the board of the Georgetown Divide Public Utility District voted unanimously to declare a Stage 2 drought emergency. That decision was based on the water level in Stumpy Meadows Reservoir being 15,617 acre-feet when measured on April 7. Normally the 20,000 acre-foot reservoir would be […]

Horoscope, Saturday, April 12, 2014

Closer Moon In a sense, you are always going for what sales people call “the close.” When you smile and someone smiles back, that’s a kind of close. When your request is fulfilled, that’s a close. Breaking down the details of interaction is favored under this Virgo moon. It might help you to see each […]

Mind your manners at etiquette dinner

No matter how high the GPA or impressive the résumé, a job candidate who arrives late, eats noisily, slops ketchup on a $30 steak or rests his or her weary elbows on the table will not make a good impression — and probably won’t be hired. That’s why California State University, Sacramento’s academic advising and […]

Ray Nutting’s donation for DA

EDITOR: I wonder if the people who donated money for Ray Nutting legal help feel stupid? Here Ray has made a cry for help with his legal and financial burden and yet he can write a $999 check to a DA candidate who was obviously brought in from another county to run against the evil […]

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Praiseland Academy offers well-balanced, Christian-based program

Praiseland Academy of El Dorado Hills is a Christian-based infant, toddler, preschool and kindergarten program. It opened its doors in the Windplay Business Park in El Dorado Hills in August of 2013 after moving from the home-based Preschool Academy of El Dorado Hills. The new building offers 6300 square feet, which includes five classrooms, a […]

Horoscope, Thursday, April 10, 2014

Creative Leo Moon Just as the first rays of the sun show up in the sky before the sun rises over the horizon, there will be some preliminary mental tinkering that precedes a big idea. That’s why it’s important to let your thoughts dance and play under this creative Leo moon, even if those thoughts […]

Grow For It: Water-saving drip irrigation

It is doubtful that anyone living in El Dorado County or the whole of California for that matter who is not aware of the serious drought conditions impacting everything from household water use, home gardening, commercial agriculture, new home construction, etc. The list is a long one. We all need to do our part to […]

Gold Bug volunteers: Characters need apply

Have a hankering to relive the history of the gold rush with thousands of visitors from all over the world?

Then become a volunteer at the Gold Bug Park and join such notables as Black Bart, John Studebaker and Duffy the crazy Irishman.

Part of a crew of 25 volunteers, they are more than just history buffs. Some must have show biz in their blood as they have adopted a character of their own from the past — real or imagined — that they play when conducting tours complete with clothing, props and …

Bicycle events and traffic control

EDITOR: On Saturday, March 29, my wife and I were driving down Marshall Road on our way to the Coloma Club Cafe for our usual Saturday breakfast. As we approached the stop sign at the intersection of Marshall Road and Highway 49, we were forced to quickly slam on the brakes as a horde of […]

William “Bill” Henry Stollmeyer

Sept. 29, 1928 — March 16, 2014 William “Bill” Henry Stollmeyer, 85, passed away at home peacefully of natural causes on March 16, 2014, in Apple Valley, Calif. Bill was born to Henry “Hank” and Doris E. Melvin Stollmeyer on Sept. 29, 1928, in Burbank, Calif. He was the brother to two younger sisters, Betty […]

John M. Wright Jr.

June 27, 1966 — March 6, 2014 John was the first blessing of five. He was the loving son of Jack and Marlene Wright of Somerset, Calif.; the loving brother of Danny Wright, Kristi Ciccarelli and Laurie Wright-Ross; loving uncle to Anthony, Kayla and Michael Ciccarelli; and loving grandson to Mr. and Mrs. C. LeMire of […]

Horoscope, Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Sun and Pluto Fight Over Fate The sun in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn argue over our notions of fate. The sun insists that fate is largely a matter of self-determination, while Pluto makes a sound case for the influence of mysterious, unseen forces. Whatever your beliefs, it’s a time to work with everything […]

McCavitt gets 17-to-life: Victim’s family speaks before sentencing

A man found guilty of murder due to driving under the influence was sentenced to 17-years-to-life in state prison March 21.

After 10 minutes at the bench, defense attorney Arturo Reyes and prosecutor Michael Pizzuti went to their respective tables as Judge Daniel B. Proud announced he had received a Marsden motion filed by defendant Joshua McCavitt — a motion to dismiss his attorney. It was denied, Proud said.

He then announced that 14 letters from victim Denise Caldwell’s family and friends had been received. The county Probation Department was recommending 15-years-to-life in state prison for the charge of murder and 10 years for vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, the second sentence to be stayed, and he was …

Winning essay: ‘The Infiltration of Democracy’

At 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 1, 2013, I was sitting in my high school’s large presentation room, facing one of the most remarkable modern American intellectuals. The man who my peers and I were staring at on the projector screen was Noam Chomsky, an eighty-two year old American political commentator. My history teacher had arranged […]

Turning obstacles into opportunities

Some years ago when I was taking horseback riding lessons, I felt this unfamiliar and fleeting sensation that could only be described as getting the hang of it. In that same millisecond, my trainer, glimpsing perhaps smugness, knocked me off my high horse saying,  “A good rider is not one who can ride a good […]

Gold Country Artists donate to food bank

The Food Bank of El Dorado County relies on its community donors to ensure its continued annual operations. Community sponsors like Gold Country Artists Gallery allows the food bank to carry out its mission of “Preventing Hunger — Providing Hope” throughout El Dorado County. Gold Country Artists Gallery board of directors selected the Food Bank […]

Gold Bug Park a successful destination

One of the most visited sites in Placerville is doing well, but they could use a little help. At the Placerville City Council meeting on March 25, the Gold Bug Park Development Committee presented a report on the park’s status and a check for $21,500 to City Council.

“We have an entirely new board,” said Beverly Disalvo, president of the GBP Development Committee.”We reorganized and we’re working on a lot of new things to bring the park to the public’s attention.”

Disalvo reviewed some of the …

Rock doc: Vitamin D levels can be checked

My mother lives with me and I’m involved in her medical care. She’s a tough cookie. But like many 88-year-olds, she has several health problems. We visit her doctor at least once a month to report what’s working and what isn’t doing the trick. Recently the doctor ordered blood work that showed she was low […]

Community support builds teen facility

Students at Pioneer and Mountain Creek schools soon will be able to walk across the road and spend after-school hours — and the summer — in a brand-new teen center, courtesy of the South County community and generous support from others, including the El Dorado Union High School District. Members of the Pioneer Bible Church […]

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See what is inside the vault

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